- A living wage is good for workers and for businesses, with better-off customers and taxpayers, who will spend less subsidising poverty wages.
- A homebuilding programme will reduce the social housing waiting list, create skilled jobs and waste less public money on paying private landlords.
- Public investment banks could support local businesses currently starved of loans.
- Concerns over immigration could be addressed through an “immigration dividend”: extra public money for services going to communities with higher levels of migrants.
- Middle-class commuters resent taxes spent on far higher subsidies than in the days of British Rail. Public ownership – this time democratically involving passengers and workers –would benefit them.